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I understand the argument for not using the term "terrorist" in the courtroom during Turnidge trial, but is the term "terrorist" even a legal term in any case?
The Turnidges, who have been convicted of their crimes, and Mohamud, if he is convicted, are terrorists - it is impossible to separate the Turnidge's extremist anti-government beliefs from their actions. I don't see how anyone who followed the unfiltered coverage of their trial could imagine their actions absent their lifelong, "anti-establishment" view of the world. Their beliefs clearly equipped them to self-justify their violent actions.
Hatred for the U.S. Government and modern American society motivated both the Woodburn bombers and the intended Courthouse Square bomber.
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